6th November, 2015

THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS AND THE INK SPOTS

Burlington Performing Arts Centre
440 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario
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DOORS
7:30 PM
SHOW
8:00 PM


Supporting Acts

The Ink Spots

PRESS RELEASE

A blast from the past!

THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS
and
THE INK SPOTS

Friday, November 6 at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington.
Tickets are $42.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Box Office.
Charge by phone at 905-681-6000 or online at www.burlingtonpac.ca

Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS and THE INK SPOTS together in concert Friday, November 6 at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington. Tickets are $42.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 905-681-6000 or online at www.burlingtonpac.ca

THE PLATTERS were one of the top vocal groups of the ‘50s scene, achieving success with a crooning, middle-of-the-road style that put a soulful coat of uptown polish on pop-oriented, harmony-rich material. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre of Rock n Roll. As one of the first ‘black’ groups to be targeted towards a predominantly ‘white’ youth audience in the US, they toured the world as international ambassadors of musical goodwill. That vibe continues as their music lives on in such legendary titles as “Only You”, “The Great Pretender”, “The Magic Touch”, “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, “With This Ring”, “Earth Angel” and “Twilight Time”. Expect to hear these and many more that have become indelibly ingrained in the hearts of a planet.

In an era where ‘the single’ was the thing – THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS released an amazing total of 38 singles. They were a global sensation, selling fifty-three million records and appearing in 27 rock and roll-themed movies, including Rock Around the Clock and The Girl Can’t Help It. They were also among the first Doo-Wop groups to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (1990). Get out for an evening of smooth, soulful fun, sure to soothe heart and mind.

For more about THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS please visit: www.celebritydirect.biz/platters/groups.htm.

THE INK SPOTS gained international fame from the ‘30s through the ‘50s. Their unique musical style made them the godfathers of rhythm and blues, rock n roll and doo-wop. Their wide acceptance made them superstars of their time with more than 20 Top 10 Hits including “If I Didn’t Care”, “My Prayer”, “Java Jive”, “I Don’t Want to Set The World On Fire”, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, “I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You)”, “I’m Making Believe”, “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”, “Prisoner Of Love” and “To Each His Own”. The Original Ink Spots (Bill Kenny, Deek Watson, Charlie Fuqua and Hoppy Jones) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

By 1954 Charlie Fuqua and Deek Watson had each formed their own groups called THE INK SPOTS. In 1961 Ray Richardson joined Charlie Fuqua’s Ink Spots. Following Charlie’s death Ray became the bandleader and continues to fan the flames of the music and the memories. RAY RICHARDSON’S INK SPOTS are a sextet of exceptional, accomplished musicians with a working relationship spanning 31 years. Together, they keep the original style and famous tradition alive with a fresh, contemporary feel to thrill audiences old and new with the music that defined a generation.

For more about THE INK SPOTS please visit: www.dancinglist.com/inkspots.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LEGENDARY PLATTERS and THE INK SPOTS together in concert Friday, November 6 at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington. Tickets are $42.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 905-681-6000 or online at www.burlingtonpac.ca Doors 7:30PM. Show 8:00PM.

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